This post has been sponsored by Ocean Spray. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Now that school is back in session, I find myself constantly trying to come up with new ideas to fill my kids' lunch boxes with or for snacks after school. Thankfully, they're not picky and love good-for-you foods, but I like to switch things up and add in some fun yet healthier options.
One of our favorites are these No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bites!
No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bites
That's right! This No- Bake Peanut Butter Energy Bites Recipe is packed with delicious ingredients and full of protein. With only 5 simple ingredients, that you probably already have in your pantry, you can have a snack that the kids will think is a dessert! But YOU will know that it's actually something good for them!
Peanut Butter, oats, honey, coconut oil and mini M&M's (optional) are all that goes into making these little bites of heaven!
How we enjoy our No-Bake Energy Bites
I love to make up a yummy tray full of fruits and veggies and add in these Peanut Butter Energy Bites for an after-school snack. It fills my kids up and gives them the extra energy they need to make it to dinner.
I don't know about your kids, but mine come home starving!! And they will eat whatever is in sight, healthy or not, as soon as they walk in the door. So, I make sure to have good stuff on hand!
I also like to give them healthy drink options like these NEW Ocean Spray® Organic 100% Juices I picked up at Kroger! Most juices are filled with sugar and aren't all juice at all! Not these! Ocean Spray® Organic 100% Juices are full of flavor, minus the bad stuff like added sugars, preservatives, and artificial colors and flavors!
AND they come in delicious flavors my kids love!
Ocean Spray® 100% Juice Organic Cranberry
Ocean Spray® 100% Juice Organic Cranberry Apple
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I don't mind my kids having juices when I know that they are good for them! Add them alongside a delicious tray full of good foods - and I'm one happy mom! And so are my kids!
What's also great about these Energy Bites, is that the recipe is so versatile! You can add anything else you like to personalize to your kid's liking! Coconut, peanuts, chocolate chips, toffee bits - it's up to you!
I like to make a more "adult" version and add chocolate chips to the batter and roll in crushed up hazelnuts. It's soooo good! I've even been known to add a little hazelnut spread to the peanut butter mixture. OH, my! Those don't last long!
Making these Peanut Butter Energy Bites are so easy! Even the kids can do them all by themselves!!
How To Make No Bake Energy Bites
- 2 cups quick oats
- 1 cup creamy natural peanut butter
- ¼ cup honey
- ½ cup mini M and M candies
- 1/4 cup coconut oil - melted
In a large bowl, mix together oats, peanut butter, honey and coconut oil.
Add in M&M candies and mix well.
Roll into 1" balls with a small scoop
Store in an air-tight container and keep in the fridge for up to one week.